BLUEBERRY,BASIL,LEMON PANNACOTTA


Easiest dessert with different combination of basil and blueberries .

Made a trifle impression with blueberry sauce ,and few snips of basil leaves and lemon

rind gratings only for the lemon flavour.

The outcome was tooo good .Basil has become my obsession so trying out new recipes.

Simple dessert with simple ingredients!

INGREDIENTS

3 cups milk

3/4 cup fresh cream

3 tsp.gelatine

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 tsp.vanilla essence

1/2 cup blueberries (pitted )

Few fresh basil leaves chopped

1/2 tsp.lemon peel gratings

1/2 tsp.lemon juice

METHOD

Cook the berries in 1-2 tblsp of sugar till sugar dissolves.Blend it fine.

Add lemon juice,and press through a sieve,or strainer to get a thick sauce.Set aside.

Soak the gelatine in 1/4 cup water till it blooms (2-3 minutes)

Boil the milk and cream till it reaches hot point only not boiling.

Add the gelatine and cook on a very low flame for 2-3 minutes  or untill gelatine has

corporated well and dissolved.Add the rest of the ingredients.

Pour the blueberry sauce into the prepared ramekins.

Pour the  prepared cream over the blueberry sauce slowly .

Refridgerate to set.

 

 

 

 

BANOFEE WALNUT PIE


This pie is made with bananas,dulce de leche,and fresh cream.(3 layers),and it’s  a no bake

pie.

I think it tastes too good, if you make it and keep in the refridgerator the previous day,

and consume within 2 days.Really yumm!

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Now  for the recipe;

Ingredients

For the crust(8-10 inch)

200 gm digestive biscuits

a handful of walnuts

100 gm unsalted butter

Powder the walnuts and  biscuits like breadcrumbs.

Melt the butter,and pour over biscuit mixture and blend.

Press the mixture onto  a greased  pie dish,and set in the  refridgerator ,for 10-15 minutes.

To prepare Dulce de leche(best to prepare in advance and allow to cool)

Ingredients for the filling.

3 bananas sliced and sprinkled with 1 tblsp.lime juice,orange juice

1 tin condensed milk.

Place the unopened condensed milk in  water ,and boil for 2.5 hours.

The level of water should always be above the condensed milk tin.

Keep pouring water as the level decreases.The tin should be immersed fully.

After it is done, allow to cool in the water itself.

Remove the crust from the fridge ,and spread this toffee over the crust.

Layer the sliced bananas.

Topping

200 ml whipping cream.

Beat this till stiff and spread on top.As dulce de leche and bananas contribute to the

sweetness,it is not necessary to add sugar to the cream.

Those  who love the extra sweetness,can add 1.5 tblsp. powdered sugar.

Garnish with chocolate curls.

 

Variations for the base.

1.Pie crust can be used instead of biscuit base.(Short crust)

2.Brownie or chocolate cake slice may be used as the base

3.The walnuts could be substituted with dark chocolate chips

 

Variations for Dulce de leche

2 cups thick butterscotch custard/chocolate custard.

 

Variations for fresh cream

Meringue  made with 3 egg whites +1/4 cup sugar+1 tsp cornflour,1 tsp white vinegar

Place in hot oven for 5 minutes.Flambe with 1/4 cup brandy or rum.(pour heated liquor on

the meringue.)

Variations for garnish

Caramel syrup.

Praline

Toasted coconut with nuts+chocolate sauce.

Crushed macaroons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRES LECHES CARAMEL FLAN


This dessert is made by using 3 types of milk,

that’s why it is named ‘tres.’

This is a quick,easy and yummy dessert!

INGREDIENTS

1 tin condensed milk

1/2 cup cream

2 cups milk

7 eggs

vanilla essence 1 tsp.

pinch of nutmeg

For the caramel

1/2 cup sugar

2 -3 tblsp.water

a drop of lime juice(this is used to prevent the

caramelised sugar from hardening)

To make Caramel

Heat all ingredients on a slow flame patiently.

till you see a nice golden brown syrup,and add

lime.(take care not to burn the sugar).

Pour the caramel in the pan you chose to bake,

and make sure the syrup spreads at the bottom

of the pan.

METHOD

Blend all the ingredients for the flan,in a mixer.

Pour over the set caramel,and bake in a

moderate oven ( 180C) for 60 minutes.

Insert a fork ,if it comes out clean its done.

Cool and  keep in the fridge for a minimum of 6

hours,or maximum 12 hours.

Turn over carefully.Slice and serve.

Note:The flan tin should be placed in a bigger

pan with hot water,and placed in the oven. ( A

bath)